Milwaukeeans celebrated Juneteenth Day Monday, honoring the day the last slaves were freed after the Civil War.
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee students, faculty and staff gathered Thursday at the Spaights Plaza to protest an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that indefinitely bans Syrian refugees from entering the country, suspends entry of all refugees for 120 days and bans anyone traveling from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entry for 90 days.
Participants in the Don & Sallie Davis and Fitzsimonds Boys & Girls Clubs showed their art work in an art exhibition called “Day 2 Day,” a journey through the life experiences of Milwaukee youth.
Aurora Family Services distributed Thanksgiving groceries to 3,100 Milwaukee-area families through its Family to Family Thanksgiving program. The program has helped more than 58,000 needy families during the past two decades.
Twenty students graduated from the ACRE program, which is designed to increase minority representation in real estate, property and construction management in Milwaukee.
More than 50,000 flowers in 18 neighborhoods were distributed over two recent weekends as part of the city’s Bloom and Groom program.
Refugees from Burma, Somalia and other countries celebrated the holiday season at the International Learning Center, a program of Neighborhood House.
Hundreds of young men and mentors donned tuxedos on Saturday for a full day of activities including food, speakers and entertainment.
The 6th Annual Día de los Muertos Parade took place in the Walker Square and Walker’s Point neighborhoods on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to children who live in the Westlawn housing development and the surrounding community to help get their school year off to a good start.